Story Teller (Marshall Cavendish)

A Tribute to the Collection of the World's Best Children's Stories Published by Marshall Cavendish

Little Story Teller


Little Story Teller was a series of storybooks, about half the size of the original Story Teller magazines, each with a 30-minute cassette. Together, they featured not only stories but songs, and activity pages full of ideas for things to make and do.

Special regular characters were created just for the series, including Morris and Doris the magic hamsters who guided children through a selection of classic and modern tales including their own adventures set in Magic Mountain, and a chirpy mixture of songs and nursery rhymes. Two binders and two cassette boxes were produced for the collection.

Part 1

  • The Magic Mountain Song
  • Morris Goes Flying
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Kind King Peter
  • Pat-a-Cake
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • What is a Box?
  • Dotty the Magic Dragon
  • Dotty’s Song

Synopses | Watch the video

Part 2

  • Digby and the Jungle
  • Come Into the Ark
  • My Naughty Little Sister (The Unexpected Visitor)
  • Cats
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Shadow Animals
  • The Skinny Pig
  • Ride a Cock-Horse

Synopses | Watch the video

Part 3

  • Lazy Mary
  • Jane’s Surprise
  • Good Morning When It’s Morning
  • Peace At Last
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • I’m a Little Teapot
  • Cinderella
  • The Red Blanket
  • The Useful Dragon
  • 0 The Bedtime Song

Synopses | Watch the video

Part 4

  • Polly Put the Kettle On
  • Dotty’s Pancake Day
  • The Chicken’s Breakfast
  • Sammy Scarecrow’s Party
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence
  • I Went Fishing
  • The Frog, the Cat and the Little Red Hen
  • Three Biscuit Tins
  • Clumsy Cleo
  • The Pancake Song

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Part 5

  • The Hamsters’ Riddle
  • Spot Finds a Friend
  • Two Little Dicky Birds
  • The Toys’ Tea Party
  • Round and Round the Garden
  • Mary Mary Quite Contrary
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Flower Pot Games
  • The Garden Under the Sea
  • Spot’s Song

Synopses | Watch the video

Part 6

  • The Growing Stream
  • The Jumping Song
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Five Fat Peas
  • Three Little Kittens
  • Rodney’s Wash-Day
  • Grown-Up Clothes
  • The Sunflower and the Rosebush
  • When You’re Small

Synopses | Watch the video

Part 7

  • There was an Old Woman
  • The Brand New Spell
  • My House
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Spider and the Fly
  • Goosey Goosey Gander
  • The Kind-Hearted Mouse
  • Let’s Make a Doll’s House
  • Bubble and Squeek’s Surprise
  • Jane’s Song

Synopses | Watch the video

Part 8

  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
  • Leroy’s Journey
  • The Ostrich
  • The Lion Who Couldn’t Roar
  • Tumbledown Town
  • Over The Hills and Far Away
  • The Musicians of Bremen
  • Playing Animals
  • Pete the Fire-Engine
  • The Digby Ditty

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Part 9

  • I Hear Thunder
  • Morris Goes Missing
  • Crow in the Snow
  • Jasmin’s Autumn Flight
  • Robin’s Song
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
  • Thumbelina
  • Mum’s Umbrella
  • Quiet Mouse and Thunderclap
  • Spring Song

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Part 10

  • Jane’s Rainbow
  • Dotty’s Magic Tea Party
  • What Colour Am I?
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Cherry Tree
  • The Naughty Paintbrush
  • Hanky Panky
  • The Orange Stripe
  • Dish-mop Spells

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Part 11

  • Spot Meets the Tumbledownies
  • The Tumbledownies’ Song
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Oranges and Lemons
  • The Spring Cuckoo
  • Tick Tock
  • The Dog That Rattled
  • Wee Willie Winkie

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Part 12

  • Boys and Girls Come Out To Play
  • Grandpa’s Cave
  • Mr Stick and Mr Stone
  • The Naughty Cat
  • Ring-a-Ring o’Roses
  • Dick Whittington and His Cat
  • Take Your Partners
  • The Tartan Dragon
  • Grandpa’s Song

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Part 13

  • Doris’s Song
  • Trevor’s Ghost Story
  • There Was a Little Girl
  • Holly’s Hairy Haystack
  • If I Were an Apple
  • Ding-Dong Bell
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Do and Don’t
  • The Wicked Wizard

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Part 14

  • Old King Cole
  • Grandpa’s Musical Spell
  • Dancing Paws
  • The Pied Piper
  • Safe and Sound
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Minnie’s Magic Dancing Shoes
  • Let’s Dance
  • Happy Harry’s Band
  • Listen to the Band

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Part 15

  • The Pink Flower
  • Polly’s Song
  • The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
  • There was a Crooked Man
  • Rub-a-dub-dub
  • Alexander’s Magic Quilt
  • Travellers
  • Bounce Bounce Bounce
  • Pussy-cat Pussy-cat

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Part 16

  • Cock-a-doodle-do!
  • Spot’s Birthday
  • Betty at the Party
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Little Bo-Peep
  • Incey Wincey Spider
  • The Hardworking Honeybee
  • Table Talk
  • Painting the House
  • Morris’s Song

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Part 17

  • Mr Echo’s Cave
  • Echoes
  • Bubble and Squeek’s Party
  • Double Trouble
  • Row Your Boat
  • The Owl and the Pussy-cat
  • Sinbad and the Whale
  • Beach Games
  • Tilly’s Shell House
  • Dance to Your Daddy

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Part 18

  • The Little Piggy
  • Jane’s Jumble Sale
  • The Hare and the Tortoise
  • Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
  • Simple Simon
  • Frosby’s Hiccups
  • The Shopping List
  • Mrs Jones’s Present
  • The Breakfast Song

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Part 19

  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Dotty’s Wash-Day
  • Leaves in a Frolic
  • The Wind and the Sun
  • See the Snowflakes
  • The North Wind Doth Blow
  • A Home for Hoppy
  • Taking a Walk
  • The Jelly Who Caught a Cold
  • The Sunshine Song

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Part 20

  • Grandpa’s Special Spell
  • Seek and Find
  • The Billy Goats Gruff
  • Knick-Knack Paddywhack
  • One Two Buckle My Shoe
  • Fleetfoot’s Canoe
  • Ten Little Indian Boys
  • Teddy Learns to Count
  • Over in the Meadow

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Part 21

  • One Man Went to Mow
  • Digby’s Disappearing Car
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • The Magic Porridge Pot
  • Down by the Station
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • The Waking-Up Machine
  • A Noisy House
  • Carrying the Shopping
  • The Roller Skate Song

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Part 22

  • Jack and Jill
  • The Spell That Stuck
  • The Paper Palace
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • Football Frolic
  • Mr Dragon’s Busy Day
  • Hamster Dances

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Part 23

  • Diddle Diddle Dumpling
  • The Tumbledownies’ Suits
  • Squeaky Shoes
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Jolly Roger
  • Three Little Mice
  • The Parrot and the Rainbow
  • Head to Toe
  • The Clever Hedgehog
  • Dotty’s Ditty

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Part 24

  • Trevor and the Ogre
  • Old Macdonald
  • Charlie Tries to Sing
  • Lavender’s Blue
  • Seven Fat Fishermen
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Perhaps
  • The Clumsy Elephant
  • London Bridge

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Part 25

  • Do Your Ears Hang Low?
  • Leroy’s Big Game
  • Teddy Bear Sam
  • The Nightingale’s Song
  • Here’s a Ball for Baby
  • The Spider’s Game
  • Rebecca the Rocking Horse
  • Close Your Eyes
  • The Limp Little Donkey
  • The Magic Box

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Part 26

  • The Baby Raincloud
  • Swings and Things
  • Rapunzel
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • The Grand Old Duke of York
  • Millie’s Top Hat
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • The Telephone Riddle
  • Goodbye

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42 comments on “Little Story Teller

  1. julie brookes
    27 July, 2010

    my daughter collected little stoty teller about morris and doris.
    her doughter now loves them but she has tapes 12, 13,20 and 22 are missing can anyone please tell me where i can get them from i would be very grateful
    many thanks

  2. julie brookes
    27 July, 2010

    thanks iv looked there but they are not the ones with morris and doris.
    but thanks for the help

    • timbertwig
      28 July, 2010

      They have a section on Little Story Teller but I don’t know if they have the cassettes you’re missing.

  3. julie brookes
    28 July, 2010

    ok thanks ill look again

  4. julie brookes
    28 July, 2010

    thanks very much i found them. my grandaughter will be so pleased

  5. Dipti Shah
    23 August, 2010

    My daughters grew up on the little story tellers. I have just hada grandson and would like to get him a set of the Littel story tellers. Can they be purchased from anywhere?

    Thank you

    Dipti Shah

    • timbertwig
      23 August, 2010

      Hi Dipti. There are a couple of complete sets on eBay at the moment. Good luck!

    • mavis
      6 June, 2012

      Available now on Ebay if you are still interested, my children have outgrown them so offering them up to a new ‘good home’ 🙂

  6. Marise
    18 April, 2011

    Man, I just loved these- growing up- i would give anything to get my hands on a full set!!!!!!!! ❤

    • Jessica
      15 December, 2011

      If you want all of the Storyteller audio stories download a converter for youtube and find all of these titles on youtube. I have downloaded the whole lot and am really excited about them. That way you get them for free and can enjoy them over and over again.

    • mavis
      6 June, 2012

      Available now on Ebay if you are still interested, my children have outgrown them so offering them up to a new ‘good home’ 🙂

  7. Jessica
    15 December, 2011

    If you want all of the Storyteller audio stories download a converter for youtube and find all of these titles on youtube. I have downloaded the whole lot and am really excited about them. 🙂 That way you get them for free and can enjoy them over and over again. 🙂

  8. lisa
    20 December, 2011

    you can also find all the pdf version of the books and audios for the whole collection of story teller 1 &2 on pirate bay as a torrent ( along with a pdf version of the big book of fairy tales ). Excited !!!!!!

  9. mavis
    6 June, 2012

    I have just listed the original complete collection on EBAY 🙂

  10. mavis
    6 June, 2012

    ps- I’m not just meaning to advertise in a selfish sense but hoped they might find someone on here who would very much appreciate them as they have been with us and loved for so long. All the best 🙂

  11. Vicstar
    7 June, 2012

    Mavis….. is there a reserve price? Ive just been bidding on your item but its constantly outbidding 😦

    • mavis
      8 June, 2012

      Hi, Thanks for the interest. I didn’t set a reserve price so if it is outbid that must be from a ‘highest bid’ from another bidder. Wishing you luck at auction and many thanks for the interest.I am hopefull they will move on to be appreciated by a genuine fan as they have been well loved and fondly cared for! Kindest regards x

  12. Vicstar
    7 June, 2012

    ive been singing the songs from the book to my two little girls and im dying to get hold of them again, so many fond memories……

  13. Lorna
    19 September, 2012

    I’d love to get hold of part 1. I used to listen to it over and over again and drive my sister crazy singing the magic mountain song. In fact I still sing it to her!!

  14. Charlotte Vernon
    8 November, 2012

    Is there anyway I could still get hold of the collection as I used to love it when I was little and would consider getting them for my children how much would they cost

  15. Jody
    30 November, 2012

    Does anybody know where I can get all these from as I’ve been looking and cannot find them anywhere. When I was a little girl I had then all and loved them so much.

  16. Kym
    29 December, 2012

    Do they do Story Teller on CD ?

  17. Liz
    3 January, 2013

    I’ve just aquired the whole collection digitally (mp3s and pdfs) Happy to burn copies. If you’re interested, just drop me a line

    • lornaj0110
      3 January, 2013

      I’d love a copy! If you could tell me how to go about it that would be great. Thanks!

    • Sandy
      7 March, 2013

      Yes please!!! :))))

    • Pat
      7 April, 2013

      I would love theLittle Storry Teller on cd how much wuld it cost for you to do this for me


    • Shane Goddard
      26 January, 2014

      If you are happy to burn me a copy I would be so grateful. Please advise and how I can reimburse you

    • Natalie Davies
      2 July, 2015

      Hi Liz I would really love the MP3 version of the Little Storyteller Collection, do you still have this?

    • Sophie Lainé
      2 August, 2016

      Dear Liz,

      I would be very grateful for 2 CDs. I listened to these non stop when I was little and still have some of the cassettes but they are getting chewed. Please let me know if you are still able to burn copies. I am in Belgium.
      Thanks, Sophie

    • Emily
      6 June, 2017

      Hi Liz,
      In a search for the MP3s of little storytellers and have stumbled across your post. I realise this was 4 years ago, but are you still happy to burn cds or send across the files. I recently found my old binders and my foster children are loving them. I have played bits on you tube for them, but would love them to have copies to keep when they leave.
      Thank you so much.

    • Nicola
      15 September, 2017

      Hi Liz
      Are you still passing on the digital copy of little story teller?

  18. Chris
    1 April, 2013

    Ok, first of all Google “utorrent” and install the program. Go to this address “”
    Type little story teller into the search bar and in the list of torrents you will see
    “[DL] The Complete Marshall Cavendish Story Teller Digital Collection”
    Click on that and utorrent will open a window. Uncheck the boxes for the folders that aren’t the series you want and click ok.
    This will download images for the complete set of mags and mp3’s for the tapes.
    You can burn the mp3s to disks and print out the mags.
    Since the mags weren’t A4 size, I’m getting them printed and maybe bound professionally for my niece.
    It’s a home made way around it, but i think its the best bet as the complete collection seems pretty rare.

  19. Anne Edwards
    27 November, 2013

    Is this collection available on cd yet please. Can’t download as all sites have been closed down. Please …. need this collection as I can’t find a cassette player to play these to my grandchildren. Thank you

  20. CJ
    3 February, 2014

    Does anyone know the name of the readers for each of these stories by any chance?
    Many thanks

  21. Nicola
    20 February, 2014

    Are you still able to provide this? if so,how much would it cost?

  22. Tony
    26 June, 2014

    I have just finished downloading the complete set of little story teller 1 & 2 and story teller 1 & 2. It has all the books in PDF format and all the stories in mp3. The file is over 14 gigs but well worth the wait. Here is the link if anyone else wants to download it

  23. evelyn
    3 July, 2015

    Was little story teller also released in German?

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